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Religion in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:17am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference (Nov. 11-14, 2021)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

 

This session examines the relationship between religion and American literature. It welcomes papers that explore the intersectionality between religion, politics, and literature.  How can literary texts help us understand the discourses of the religious right or the left and their search for community?  How does faith contribute both to harmful or positive visions of community?  What can literature teach us about the type of faith that will allow us to create and embrace “the beloved community” introduced by Josiah Royce, and later highlighted by Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Proposals that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction” are of particular interest.

Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:31pm
American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies of Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

"Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts": Sacred texts continue to inspire a diversity of scholarship that seeks to transform the ancient into the contemporary, the remote into the immediate, and the distant into the visceral experience. At the same time, the texts confront a plethora of troubling topics. Reflecting the spirit of comparative studies in religion seriously engaging two or more religious traditions around a common topic and the recent publication of Troubling Topics, Sacred Texts: Readings in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Qur’an (De Gruyter 2021), this panel focuses attention on how not only sacred texts themselves but their religious inflections function to manage, signify, and negotiate the most troubling of topics.

Postponed Conference: 118th Annual PAMLA Conference in Las Vegas, NV: "City of God, City of Destruction" 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 9:04am
David John Boyd, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Postponed Deadline Announcement: Virtual Conference Option Open
PAMLA 2020 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Please propose your special sessions to pamla.ballastacademic.com by January 31, 2021. Please take a look at the bottom of this page* for a list of General/Standing Sessions, and be sure your special session proposal does not replicate the topics of PAMLA's General/Standing Sessions.

Critical articles are Invited for the edited volume "Muslims in Indian Cinema".

updated: 
Friday, December 25, 2020 - 12:41pm
Md Sarfaraj Nawab
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

Critical articles on the representation of Muslims/Islam in Indian films are invited from research scholars/faculty members for the upcoming volume "Muslims in Indian Cinema" to be edited by Md Sarfaraj Nawab and Asrin Khatun.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Catholicism in Ireland and Beyond

updated: 
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:39am
Irish Institute for Catholic Studies, Mary Immaculate College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Catholicism in Ireland and Beyond

Call for Papers for Online Conference taking place on 22 and 23 July 2021

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Richard Kearney, Boston College, USA.

Professor Tom Inglis, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Professor Emeritus Marie Parker-Jenkins, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Dr Nóirín Ní Riain, Limerick, Ireland.

Mark Patrick Hederman OSB, Glenstal Abbey, Ireland.

Overview:

Special Issue CFP - “21st Century Religion”

updated: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 1:37pm
CR: The New Centennial Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

CR: The New Centennial Review Special Issue CFP 

“21st Century Religion” 

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism : Virtual Conference : SWPACA (Southwest Popular/American Culture Association) Feb 22-27

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:20am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Call for Papers
ESOTERICISM, OCCULTISM, AND MAGIC
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN!

42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
http://www.southwestpca.org
Submission Deadline EXTENDED FURTHER to December 13, 2020

For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.

Special Virtual Panel CFP Tantra in Popular Culture : Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 27) (conference Feb 22-27)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:17am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020

"Tantra" has the distinction of being one of the few conceptions that simultaneously refers to intensely esoteric and antinomian systems of traditional mystical, magical, and occult practice deeply rooted in and contextualized in cultural specificity while also being used to describe popularized receptions that variously narrow its focus, broaden its scope, secularize it, moralize it, sanitize it, demonize it, and diabolize it.  Sometimes popular conceptions also associate its practice with variant interpretations of concepts such as the "Left-Hand Path" that themselves have accrued a considerable range of both emic and etic significances frequently at odds with one another.  Unlike abstractions such as the "Left-Hand Path," Tantra has retained a common t

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
The Warburg Institute, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 16, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Classical Reformations: Beyond Christian Humanism

 

An online conference: Friday 3 September 2021

The Warburg Institute

 

Making Sense: The Construction of Feeling in the Atlantic World

updated: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:36am
Nikki Roulo and Shawn Welch
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

In The Temple (1633), George Herbert observes that “broken bones may joy,/ And tune together in a well-set song.” Here, Herbert observes the interplay between ailments that affect both the spiritual and physical senses. Senses - understood to be those faculties that acquire knowledge vis-à-vis experience - serve as a shared vocabulary informing both spiritual (i.e., transcendent, religious) and physical (i.e., materialistic, naturalistic) means of treatment. But even in our own day, such connections among theories of sense, spiritual and physical illnesses, and their treatments reconfigure what we mean by “healing” in medical discourses. 

 

The Witch Institute: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

updated: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 5:18pm
Queen's University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

The Witch Institute: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

 

August 16-22, 2021; Virtual Event 

Queen’s University*

Katarokwi/Kingston, Canada

*Queen’s University is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories

 

What is the Witch Institute?

ATHE Emerging Scholars Debut Panel (Religion and Theatre)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 2:04am
Evangeline Jimenez / Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2021 Conference

Austin, TX

August 5-8, 2021

The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus group invites current graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not presented at a major national conference to submit papers for the 2021 Emerging Scholars Panel.

The 2021 ATHE Conference theme:

RE: ATHE (Reclaim. Redesign. Revolt. Recover.)

Southwest CCL 2021

updated: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 6:15pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Department of Languages and Literature and the College of Liberal Arts at Northeastern State University will be hosting the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature annual regional meeting on October 15-16, 2021 at Northeastern State University’s campus in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

In light of the disruptions in our world created by COVID-19, the working theme for this year’s conference will be “Christian Community” as we begin to rebuild and reestablish communal bonds and seek to understand how our sense of community and the communal have changed in response to the world around us.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

Gendered Charismas: Historical and Transnational Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:30am
Benjamin Michael Pietrenka / Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 20, 2020

Call for Papers

“Gendered Charismas: Historical and Transnational Perspectives”

19-20. March 2021

The faculty of theology at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies invites proposals for an international conference—to be held digitally in its entirety—exploring religious charisma through the lens of gender.

Submit your research article

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 1:07pm
International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020

International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) invites well researched articles for publication in its November edition.

The Journal is currently indexed in online scholarly databases like ICI World of Journals, Google Scholar etc.

ISJASSR is devoted to promoting scholarship in the Arts and Social Sciences by extending the reach of research on any topic within the disciplines. Articles which explore relevance of any of the arts disciplines to modern economies will be published in the November Issue free of charge.

Author Guidelines

Articles should be submitted in MS Word format

Authors must use either APA or MLA referencing style

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the Extreme Present

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Douglas Coupland and the Art of the ‘Extreme Present’

Virtual Conference, 23-24 April 2021

The author of thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a prolific and celebrated visual artist, Douglas Coupland’s oeuvre is inherently concerned with what it means to be living in our ‘extreme present’. Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of Coupland’s first novel, Generation X, this virtual international conference – the first on Coupland’s work – seeks to explore the richness of Coupland’s engagement with contemporary life across writings and visual culture.

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 5:23pm
Religion and the Arts, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 1, 2021

Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy. 

 

Please send a short bio and vita to relarts@bc.edu describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review. 

2021 Conference CFP

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:53pm
American Theatre in Higher Education Religion and Theatre Focus Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Austin, TX

August 5-8, 2021

 

RE: ATHE

 

Religions' Special Issue on the Contributions and Challenges of Latinx Global Pentecostalism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:36pm
Religions
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

From early in its inception, the Pentecostal religious movement has been an integral part of Latinx spirituality. In the Latin American/Caribbean experience, religion has played a vital role, beginning with its indigenous roots, the Spanish colonial legacy, African-based religions brought to the New World, the introduction of U.S. Protestantism in the nineteenth century, and the arrival of Pentecostalism. Historically, Latinx Pentecostalism developed as a global phenomenon. Despite its wide and enduring impact on religious life in the Americas and beyond, the literature on Pentecostalism still has significant research gaps especially in the following areas: ethnographic studies, comparative approaches, and methodological considerations.

Jewish Science Fiction and Fantasy Criticism

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 1:05pm
Valerie Estelle Frankel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Hello, everyone. I'm editing a series with Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington on a line of academic books critically analyzing elements of Jewish science fiction and fantasy (that's the series title). As such, I’d love some authors with concepts to write about.

At this stage, a paragraph-long proposal emailed to valerie@calithwain.com with a subject of JEWISH SPEC-FIC would be great. Here are some examples:

 

The Secret Jewish Roots of Star Wars (or some other top franchise)

Batwoman to Felicity: Jewish Characters in the Arrowverse

Rewriting the Narrative: Jewish Fairytale Novels

Jewish Engagements in a Time of Crisis: From Archaeological, Biblical, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

updated: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:31am
American Academy of Religion-- Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year, the AAR-WR has asked us to examine the timely question: How can religious groups, and Religious Studies, be a potent contributor to the public good amidst our current medical, social, economic, ecological, and political crises? We in Jewish Studies know that the storehouses of Jewish tradition, the methodological approaches of our sub-field, and the experiences of Jews throughout history offer a great deal of wisdom on these topics.

Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius (ACLA 2021, virtual conference)

updated: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 11:43am
Medha Bhattacharyya, PhD, Bengal Institute of Technology, India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 8-11 April 2021

 

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Nobel Laureate of Asia. He was a multi-talented genius. He experimented in several fields of creativity namely, song, dance, poetry, dramas, short stories, novels, novellas, essays, education, painting and social reformation to name a few. Even after 150 years of his birth, how or why does humankind across the globe still find Tagore universally relevant? This panel aims to explore these diverse facets of Rabindranath Tagore as perceived from a contemporary perspective. The panel welcomes papers which examines Tagore’s works in comparison to other practitioners, either his contemporaries or in contemporary society.

Extended Deadline - Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media - Religion, Mobilities and Belonging in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:44am
Efthymia Lydia Roupakia/ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE

 

SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS

Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media 

(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)

 

SPECIAL THEME:

Religion, Mobilities and Belonging

in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production

 

SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:

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